Inside Scoop

Hockinson High School - 2022-2023

September 30, 2022

Dear Hawk Students, Families, and Friends:

It's Homecoming Week!

We have a big game tonight against Woodland and have a dance tomorrow night. We sold 470 tickets to the dance. 470! That may seem insignificant, but that breaks the record we set last year. It also represents more than two-thirds of our students. Show me a school putting up those types of numbers!

We had our first 9th grade mixer this week hosted by our 9th Grade Focus Teachers - Ms. Harteloo, Mr. Nelski, Mr. O'Neal, Mrs. Samwel, Mrs. Pershall, and Mr. McEnry. We want to continue to find ways to bring our new Hawks together. Today, they played games, listened to music, and had snacks together. We will do this monthly. If you are interested in helping, please let me know!

There is a lot information in the Scoop this week. I restocked on candy, so if you get through it all, you get one!

  • More information on the PSAT for Juniors
  • Homecoming Dance information
  • Class of 2023 information, including upcoming parent meetings, senior quotes, and senior pictures
  • Updates to athletic events
  • Band fundraising dinners
  • And more!

Have a great weekend. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at

Go Hawks!

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PSAT Details

On October 12, 11th graders will be taking the PSAT, and it will be paid for by Hockinson High School.

Even if students don’t see college in their future, taking a test like the PSAT prepares them for the high-stakes testing they will most likely experience in their future.

Now more than ever, we need to prepare our students for the world they will walk into when they leave us.

We want to commit the time and money to ensure that students get this opportunity.

Students who take the PSAT as Juniors qualify for the National Merit Scholar Program. More on that below.

Students can pick up Student Guides in the ASB Office or Main Office. You can also follow the link below to the PSAT site for more information, including practice tests.

If your student is not interested in taking the test, please complete the PSAT Opt-Out Google Form before the end of the day on October 7.

National Merit Scholar Program - Commended Students

I am proud to announce that we have two students who are recognized as Commended Students in the PSAT/National Merit Scholar Program. Commended Students scored in the top 4% of all students who took the test.

How many students took the test in 2021?

1.3 million students!

Our Commended Students are:

Jackson Seal and Victoria Tsikayi


Homecoming - October 1, 2022

The Homecoming Dance is on October 1, 2022 from 8-10pm.

The theme this year is "Dancing Through the Decades."

Homecoming is a nerve-racking night for me as an administrator and as a parent. I want our students to have fun. I want our students to be safe. We take security and student safety very seriously. If it has been detected that students are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they will not be let into the dance and parents will be contacted immediately.

We will follow school policy around drugs and alcohol. We want them to have a great time and make memories, but we will not sacrifice their safety to accomplish that. I have already spoken about this at our assembly on Wednesday. Please speak with your student about making good choices.

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Key Club at Hockinson Heights Elementary

Check out the super cute pictures of Hawks from Key Club helping first graders learn how to tie their shoes at Hockinson Heights Elementary. Thank you to Mrs. Dangleis for sharing these pictures!

Latino Youth Conference

The Latino Youth Conference is being held at WSU-Vancouver on October 7 from 9am to 3pm. Check out the flyer below for more information or connect with Mrs. Henry in the main office.
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Class of 2023 Information

Click on this link for a presentation created by our wonderful new counselors, Mrs. Henry and Mr. Svilar. The presentation covers important senior requirements. There is audio and the links are clickable.

Next 2023 Grad Parent Meeting: 10/8 4-5PM at Cloverlane. Topics will be the Auction and the Bazaar. Still looking for auction items! Click on the flier below for more info.

Senior pictures and quotes will be due in November. Our students have tight deadlines with our yearbook publisher, so please get those in as soon as possible. Check out the pics below for more information.
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FIRST Robotics

Our school co-ops with FIRST Robotics Team 2471 based at Liberty Middle School in Camas. Team 2471 is not just a regional power. It is recognized as one of the top robotics programs in the country. Check out the picture below for more information or go to this link.
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Tonight's game at RA Long will be streamed via N2 Media at Viewers can subscribe for $3.99 monthly or purchase the game individually for .99

Schedule Changes: We have two schedule changes for Football - JV Football on Monday, September 26 will be at 6:00 instead of 4:30. The last home game will be October 22 at 2:00 pm rather than Friday night.

Football Games - On our home Varsity games, the stadium is open to spectators starting at 5:45. Reserved seats are only for those who have purchased them through the Auction last year.

Register here if you haven’t done so already. Head to our athletics website for schedules, live streaming info and results.

Band Information

The band fundraiser on October 29 from 10am to 5pm in the HHS Commons will have over 25 styles of mattress on sale. They are brand new and with full factory warranties. Delivery is available.

There is a Hopworks dinner night out event on October 3 from 4pm to close.

Band has a Chipotle night out on November 1 from 5-9PM at the location by Walmart on Fourth Plain.

There is also a Red Robin night out on December 6 from 5-9pm at the location in Battle Ground.

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Cast of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

A huge congratulations to the cast of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow! More information to come.
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Picking Up Students

When picking up students in the afternoon, please pull as far forward as possible toward the band room entrance. There is a tendency for cars to line up out onto 159th St and that prevents buses from being able to get through.

Also, please exit through the back gate on Parkinen. This ensures good flow of traffic at the main gate.

Closed Campus

Just a friendly reminder, as this is the same policy as last year.

We are a closed campus.

That means no leaving during lunch. Even if you try to come back to school with a coffee for me.

AAA Booster Information

From our AAA Boosters:

We hope everyone feels all geared up and ready for HHS first Friday Night Lights this Friday. We will be serving up concessions in the blue snack shack and look forward to seeing everyone. Chartwell’s Hot dogs & hamburgers will be on the menu as well as popcorn, drinks, snacks and ice cream. Yes, you heard that right. Come for the game, come for the excitement, come for the ice cream! We are also excited about serving up concessions for this season’s soccer games. Anyone interested in helping with concessions and meeting some other great parents and students? Check out our sign up genius below for open shifts.

We Need Your Help:

Sign up + Show Up = Fundraise for your child's sport, club or activity. All year long! Starting the first week of September, we will be providing concessions for the upcoming football and soccer games at the outdoor Snack Shack. Adults and Students can volunteer for any game shift & fundraise for your student's sports or activities. Click this link for more details:

Mark your Calendars for upcoming Community Events:

  • Hawk-O-Ween Online Auction - October 22-29 (seeking donations currently)
  • Hockinson Haunted Hustle - October 29th - 5K and 1 mile costume mile (new event)
  • Hockinson Holiday Bazaar - November 19th - 9-4pm (currently accepting applications)

Looking for more information or how to get involved:

Visit our newly designed and updated website at or

join our Facebook page at or

email us at

Your Booster Board:

Julie Atchley, Corina Maser, Carrie Willis, Sarah Dunn & Angela Maitland

Halloween-Themed Community Fun Run

It's time to register for the first Halloween themed Community Fun Run which will take place at Hockinson Meadows Park on October 29th at 9:30AM. There will be a Kids Costume mile & a 5K course. All ages. Visit the registration website for more details! This is going to be so fun!

Haunted Hustle Registration

The Haunted Hustle will be coordinated with our largest fundraiser of the year the Hawk-O-Ween Online Auction which will be open for bidding October 22-29. Our teams and groups are working hard on putting together some amazing items to offer.

More details will follow but for now

if you have items you are willing to donate, please let us or your child’s coach or activity leader know.

#HHS #GoHawks #SupportOurStudents #HHSAAABoosters


Did someone say BBQ & Ice Cream? That’s right. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a burger or hot dog served up by our very own Chartwells at one of the upcoming home football games! You will also find us serving up some tasty concessions at the girls home soccer games this season.

A huge thank you to Angela Maitland, Emily Bonife and Becky Williams for putting in a huge amount of work toward a better concessions experience at our “Snack Shack”. Step right up with your cash or credit card for swift service! #Feedthefans

Seeking Volunteers…

If you have an interest in helping your favorite team or activity raise some funds, please consider signing up to help us serve up concessions. Visit our website for the details and the sign up link.

If that isn’t enough…

Thank you to everyone that came out to shop at orientation for our Hawk Spirit Wear. If you missed us but would still like to order, you can find our remaining inventory at our 24/7 online website. Fast shipping from Camas available.⠀


Check out all that our store has to offer from embroidered Richardson SnapBack hats, comfy cotton Hockinson Tees, Hawk Hoodies and show your Hockinson Pride everywhere you drive with a new Hockinson Car Decal!⠀

Don’t Miss…

The Annual Holiday Bazaar on November 19, 2022 at the High School. 100+ vendors all in one place to help you get a jump start on your Holiday shopping.

Looking for more information or how to get involved:

Visit our newly designed and updated website at or

join our Facebook page at or

email us at

Your Booster Board:

Julie Atchley, Corina Maser, Carrie Willis, Sarah Dunn & Angela Maitland

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We Did It!

We did it!

We raised enough money to bring bestselling author, Matt de la Pena, to Hockinson schools!

Thank you for all your help in making this happen.

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If you've read this far...

Let me know and I will give you a prize the next time you're in!

As always, you can reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Go Hawks!